NHL Picks: Penguins vs. Senators Game 4

PJ Laferla

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:32 AM GMT

Wednesday, May. 22, 2013 11:32 AM GMT

Will the Pittsburgh Penguins take a commanding 3-1 series lead and push the Senators to the brink of elimination tonight?


NHL Picks: Penguins vs. Senators Game 4 Analysis

Will Ottawa knot it up at 2 games apiece after Wednesday night’s crucial matchup when the two teams clash on the ice at the Scotiabank Place in Ontario?

Find out who we are siding with to beat the NHL odds in this contest.

Odds makers have favored the visiting Penguins by -145 on the money line, while supporters of Pittsburgh also have the option of giving up -1 ½ goals with a generous payback of +210. Ottawa backers will need to lay -250 to secure the +1 ½ goal advantage.

The total is coming in at 5 ½ goals on the bet365 odds boards. Ottawa has played UNDER in 30 of 51 home games, but Pittsburgh is OVER in 9 of 13 when playing on two day’s rest.

The Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the series before Ottawa won Game 3 in double overtime, but Pittsburgh remains confident and will stick to its strategy in Game 4. Winning one of two on the road allows the Penguins to finish off the Senators on their home ice in Pittsburgh.

Even with the road loss in Game 3, Pittsburgh is still a very impressive 20-8 in their last 28 games played on the highway and 39-12 in their last 51 games overall.

Meanwhile, Ottawa is expecting the momentum to carry over from Game 3 in this matchup – especially with the support of their hometown fans rocking Scotiabank Place.

However, the Senators are 3-7 in their last ten played on two day’s rest and 1-5 in their last six versus the Penguins.

Prediction:

Ottawa is fooling themselves into thinking they are back in this series, but the reality is Pittsburgh will take care of business tonight in Game 4 and then close it out in Game 5 on their home ice.

Pittsburgh was sniffing a 3-0 series lead but allowed it to slip away. There is no reason to push the panic button and they will not make the same mistake again and give Ottawa the chance to get back in the series.

Backing Pittsburgh for your NHL picks tonight will send you to the payout window to cash in a winning ticket.

NHL Pick: Pittsburgh -145 at bet365

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